TRENDTASTIC
As If!

Don't be completley Clueless and get ahead of the trend.

Remember when Jill Stuart had this iconic outfit in that 90's movie "Clueless"?

Most of us are old enough to remember when everyone else got their Delias catalogue. Ours was totally late every time, but when it arrived we fawned over faux designer handbags (for our smackers lip balm) and tiny J Crew replica preppy plaid sets. Most of our plaid miniskirts never passed the fingertip test and we still believed in this notion that technology was going to create Cher's closet for us when we were older...

THE SCENE
NYFW Fall/Winter 2014: Day 3

Saturday February 8th

The lineup for Day Three is here at Joonbug. You've rocked the first two days , your feet are starting to hurt but you have some Cynthia Rowley bandaids to keep you looking fabulous!

You've survived two days of amazing fashion ! More to come today with this list!

Pencils ready?

...okay yeah , who uses pencils anymore...

Smartphones prepped? Okay, go.

Portugese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista designs high profile french sportswear for Lacoste as the creative director. After being praised for working for MaxMara and Cerruti amongst others , Baptista has also collaborated with Nike and Uniqlo.

THE SCENE
Jill Stuart Rocks the Runway!
Quintessential Joonbug is that unique city style. The key to this way of dressing is that you don't look like everyone else and you appear ultra-cool and chic. A favorite with fashionistas such as Lauren Conrad, Emma Roberts and Olivia Palermo -- Joonbug had a bird's eye view of what's hot for next Spring/Summer 2014 from designer Jill Stuart at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Jill began her career in the fashion industry at the age of 16 and we have the utmost respect for her and her beautiful designs. This season the collection wowed us with cut-outs, shifts, and lace mostly in bold combinations of black and white.
FASHIONABLE
Olivia Palermo Models Fall/Winter 2012 Jill Stuart Bag for Vogue Girl

I had the opportunity to sit at Jill Stuarts Fall/Winter 2012 runway show this past February and I have to say, that I truly adore her designs. When chatting with Jill after her show, she spoke about her love of vintage fashions and how she actually has a vintage shop within her own retail store located on Greene Street in Manhattan.

This tote bag would most definitely fit into any fashion lovers wardrobe quite well! The tote is offered in Black, Blue and a pretty burnt Orange. I also love the collar necklace in one of the photos – so on trend, yet so chic! Miss Palermo was recently spotted at Century 21 on the Upper West Side shopping and of course she was spotted sitting at Jill Stuart’s Fall/Winter 2012 runway show during New York Fashion Week!

You can learn about more exciting news on Olivia by clicking here!

TRENDTASTIC
Resort 2013 Roundup: Highlights & Trends

It’s unanimous; boldness dominated Resort 2013 collections in the form of extreme silhouettes, stripes, and florals—and we like what we see. The in-between season offerings give designers an opportunity to reach a broader range of consumers, incorporating wearable trends that appeal to those seeking the perfect vacation wardrobe as well as the rest of us those forgoing exotic destinations to afford said ready-to-wear. (We’ll have our Resort right here at home, thank you.) The trends abound from oversized ensemble to lively prints and among the looks we are dying to make our own, there were also a few encore appearances by styles that aren’t going anywhere.

BEHIND THE FABRIC
Jill Stuart Talks Spring Trends and Vintage Fashions

I recently had the opportunity to chat with designer Jill Stuart. I've always been a true admirer of her designs, brand, and fashion sense. For some of you who may not know, Jill began working at the age of 15 designing jewelry which was sold at Bloomingdale's. I find her work ethic extremely inspirational. It's interesting how we can admire certain fashions created by a designer and then upon meeting the designer in person one can actually love their collections even more. At that point, everything comes together and becomes real.

THE SCENE
The Little White Dress

From the runway:

The LWD dominated the spring 2011 ready-to-wear runway shows, most notably Dolce & Gabbana's. Jill Stuart’s take on the LWD included structured silhouettes mixed with ruffles and frills. Azzaro’s show-stopping LWD encompassed a crystal bodice and a tired white silk skirt both united by a large black bow. Monique Lhuillier’s LWD designs were just angelic. Some other LWD designers included Derek Lam, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen (which is in the hands of the deserving Sarah Burton who took over for the late McQueen).

2. For the "everyday" girl: Abercrombie, ‘Kylie’ dress ($68 at Abercrombie)

Fashion moves fast; do not get left behind. The LWD is the season's hottest trend, but it may become your fierce new closet staple.

FLORAL
Pretty in Flowers

Floral prints are making their way back into our lives. The dress that makes you an adorable little girl has been refined to make you a cute girly girl. Rock the look with bold floral prints paired with a plain cardigan to avoid the over drastic look. Here are a few of my absolute favorites:

forever 21, $19.80

FALL 2010
Jill Stuart Reborn?

We'd give anything not to deal with the celebrity-craze and aggressive paparazzi at Jill Stuart again.

Just like we'd give anything for the military-inspired hats the models donned in fabulous tones of olive green, purple and checkered plaid.

Though the boots were a bit obnoxious, it was a pleasant surprise for us to witness what would happen if GI Jane joined the cast of Gossip Girl.

Hilarious, right?

Coats were belted at the waist and knits were typically over-sized, whilst frocks were twisted and turned like a complicated parachute.

And we loved every minute of it.

CFDA
Fashion Calendar: Wednesday, August 12th

Through 8/26
CFDA Jewelry Designers Preview, Elie Tahari Boutique, 1 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. Teaturing collections by Simon Alcantara and Gerard Yosca.

Through 8/13
Take 30 to 60 percent off select Jill Stuart collection items at the annual summer sample sale. 100 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-343-2300); Th (noon–7), F (11–5).